Thank you Little Sister of the Poor for teaching me how to care and love my residents early in my career as a nurse.
Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 3, 2017
I will start by letting you know that I did not jump into nursing. I prayed for a change of career and got just what I needed. Every day or minute is not not fun even though I look forward to going to work. I start by checking the resident. This is done as I walk into into the facility. checking staffing is also my responsibility. Check orders,labs after informing the aides of the important changed on the report.After stabilizing the floor & the staff, I prepare the twenty four hours report sheet for the next day as well as other requirements for the next day.In our facility, the day starts with night shift. Since experience has proven that most change in conditions start around three AM, I try to do as much as possible before this time. The facilities that I have worked in have been so understanding when it came to employees having to complete their work without milking the company. Being a nurse has improved my personality so much: I have learnt to be patient , tolerant, and loving to mention a few. I have also learnt to smile when the going is though ; this did not happen over night. To be honest it was one of my biggest challenges as a nurse. As a matter of fact, there are still times when I have to stop and say a little prayer. Looking at those desperate eyes and listening to that inner voice saying help please, remains me that, it could be me needing assistance. From the bottom of my heart, I love nursing and will always love nursing.
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